- Los Angeles, CA
- Site Type:
- Murals, Art Works
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), Arts Programs, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
- Haldane Douglas
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
Haldane Douglas painted a 42′ x 16′ mural, titled “Education,” in Hollywood High School’s library. The mural was funded by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) and—upon the termination of the PWAP—the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). It was completed in 1934.
Located above the library’s circulation desk, “Education” depicts “the roots of modern civilization in Greek culture and emphasizing that which gives Hollywood its unique position in the world of entertainment. It was Mr. Douglas’ first mural and a piece of which WPAP [sic] officials were not particularly proud” (Wells, p. 22).
Featured in the mural is the Hollywood Bowl, where Hollywood High School has traditionally held their commencement ceremony.
Wells, N. W. “Federal Art Project and the Schools.” Los Angeles School Journal XX, no. 29 (April 26, 1937): 17–25.
Robin J. Dunitz, Street Gallery: Guide to 1000 Los Angeles Murals (RJD Enterprises, 1998).
Site originally submitted by Natalie McDonald on February 11, 2023.
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